The Pirquet's reaction in cases of leprosy.T. Igarashi.The reaction was tested in 981 cases of leprosy, in which no difference was found between lepra maculosa and tuberosa. Generally speaking the positiveness showed a gradual increase proportional to the age of patients. The positive reaction a. so was found higher in patients who have been in the institute for a long time, than in those who first came the hospital. Tuberculous changes were demonstrated by autopsy in 37 of 50 cases in which the reaction was …
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